Spurrier says coach should pay players

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  1. badboy

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    ESPN June 2nd reports Coach Spurrier asked several coaches to sign an agreement they will pay players $300 per game. Money to come from coaches salary. Allegedly several signed knowing Spurrier to show to media.

    Sorry no link.
     
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    Supposedly he said families shold get reimbursed for traveling to game and not that players should get paid, again, no link.

    However one feels about paying players, paying players is NOT a solution to the current NCAA issues.

    Why? Because it is greed. And you think giving the kid an extra $1,000/mos. (or whatever) is going to keep him from accepting $100 handshakes, cars, tatoos, etc., if he would have taken them in the first place?

    Like I said in my Ray Small rant - boo hoo, you can't work a job and play football and it makes it hard to make your $600 car payment. Cry me a river.
     
  3. rmartin65

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    Idiocy. These kids are getting paid. College is costing me a shit ton of money. These kids get that for free. An education. A place to live. Food. Not getting paid my ass. They are just not taking advantage of what they are offered.
     
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    True, but you are not having your testicles knocked off weekly, either. Players know the deal going in but many of these universities are money making machines just like NFL.

    I have to disagree with your definition of "free". Also, when you leave class you go to job that pays your tuition. Players go to practice to earn their tuition and then work a job to pay for the $600 car payment.
     
  5. Texecutioner

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    Paying college athletes only causes them to waste more money and to feel like they are already entitled stars that are headed to the NFL before they ever get there. It's a horrible idea. Like we don't already see a ton of irresponsible NFL players wasting money away as soon as they get it. College players would be going ape shit.
     
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    I would take the punishment to get a free education. No doubt in my mind, for all the perks they get, I would take whatever abuse they threw at me.

    I dont understand your second paragraph. What players get is the definition of free- they are not entitled to pay it back. They get an education, and 3-5 years of living with no cost to themselves. I fail to see the downside for the players.

    The job I (hopefully) get once I graduate does not pay for my tuition. I use that money to pay my bills, but I also have to use my salary to live off of. These players can use their full paycheck on living, without any college debt.

    The fact of the matter is, these players have it made, but most of them are too stupid, too arrogant, too something, to realize this and make something for themselves.
     
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    A free education means you get to go to college with no expectation of doing anything but learn. Players are expected to practice, show up for "pep rallies", off season work outs, weight room time, and of course games. There is a lot of physical "work" involved. Sure it is a great trade off but it is not free.

    You chose to encumber yourself with tuition to hopefully get a better income than you would have going directly to work force and by- passing college. It was a choice just like athletes make. If you choose the wrong "career" to get a degree in that is the risk. Met a neighbor last evening by pool. His wife lost job ($150,000) one year ago & is returning to school to go in different direction. If your career does not allow you to live comfortably and still pay off tuition, I question your choice. I realize this sounds like I am dissing you but hope you know by now how much I respect you.
     
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    That is something I have not thought about before. However, I maintain that the players are in essence "paid" for their troubles. They get to go to school, and have living areas provided for them. A lot of students work during school to pay for school, I guess you could look at it that way.

    Oh, I know badboy. We are cool man, dont worry about that at all. I know I burdened myself with tuition. It was a decision I made, just like it was these players decision to go to college to play football. I do not see why they should get paid by the school, and why I should not.
     
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    Like FIFA the NCAA deserves the death penalty. It's absurd that they are in charge of compliance. They have to laugh to themselves every time they call themselves a non profit. They are 100% bought and paid for.
     
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    What about hockey players? They take a beating and don't get paid.

    What about swimmers? 2 practices a day, M-F, practice Saturday. Classes and studying. The off season in swimming is about 2 weeks twice a year. How are they supposed to work?

    Sorry, I do NOT buy the argument they should get paid because they work hard, that is bs.

    Now, if you want to say 'they should get paid because the schools, coaches, athetic departments, etc. are making a mountain off of football' - then that is a different argument. And you are then saying football players =/= other male or any female athletes, and, well, Title 9 and all...

    *edit* And thinking about it more, if you are going to pay them and set them above all other university athletes, seems you should just drop the 'college' ruse and have affiliated club teams and not even make them go to class?

    (btw, tha is all directed at your comments and what I've heard from the media and not you personally)
     
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    Perhaps if your efforts or skills helped bring millions of dollars to your school....?:kitten:

    I do understand your complaints but if it helps, I think you are making a good decision. Don't forget to give me and Beerlover a heads up before you leave. I hope to get some emails from "over there".

    FYI, I worked 40 hours a week grades 9 thru 11 and then through two years of college. Should have seen me sleeping in my car after my Introduction to Business class. A girl would wake me up to go to our Spanish class when she got to school at 9:30. I was always a few minutes late & the professor made fun of me. I always remembered to wipe the drool from my chin.
     
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    I think you might be confused on my points. I was not saying football players should get paid because they work hard. 65 posted they got their education for free & I disagreed saying if you work for something it is not free. Of course other students prepare for their games or events & it is difficult to hold outside jobs but I don't think that is the point of my post. And yes the millions made by the universities off the athletes is huge. The hook as all of us realize is "you just might get to NFL and get stupidly rich". Naive players? Not anymore so than other folks who gamble on the lottery, dogs, horses, dice, cards, women, office pool brackets etc.

    You don't think football players and in some places basketball athletes aren't "greater" than other students? Don't make it about being better people, not what I'm saying but walk down a hall with Andrew Luck and tell me he gets treated the same by falculty, alumni or the student body. It is what it is.

    You know many of those hockey, tennis, ping pong, track players or swimmers could have chosen football. And that leaves the women...where did that WNBA thinggy go anyways?
     
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    I agree. When I said 'you' I didn't actually mean you, lol. :kitten:

    Just tired of hearing the media rationalize why the players should be paid.
     
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    Those guys also get free (ahem) and I have to pay for....never mind. :thinking:
     
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    south park had a funny episode about student athletes a couple of weeks ago, about the universities being slave owners lol

    with the amount of money that some of these school make i do think the players should be compensated
     
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    Yeah but so do the ping pong players. :tiphat:
     
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    Bottom line, players have a CHOICE of being "slaves" to the university. If they do not want to play football then don't. They are given a EDUCATION in a TRADE for playing football. How many kids WISH they could play football at a major university? I am sure many would do it for FREE as long as they could suit up for 4 more years of competition.


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    So the football player gets anywhere between $19,584 and $33,768 PER YEAR for 4 or 5 years...... and STILL wants to get paid? The football players do not have to be exploited, just go to college like everybody else and worry about books, tuition, fees, housing, spending money, etc..... My daughter is a senior at SHSU, I am a school teacher, her college bill kicks my butt every year. I SACRIFICE every semester for her to be there and pay for it. A football player can SACRIFICE to get paid tuition, fees, books, room, and board paid for. Sorry..... JMO.
     
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    First off, the whole my kid or I have to pay for this or that and that players get this and that paid for argument is both outdated and played out. Here are some other fees that you didn't mention. $80 for a Texas Longhorns single game ticket. $60-75 for a jersey of the start player, of which they get $0. Gameday parking and concession revenues. Billions of dollars in TV revenues. Etc..
     
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    Which goes back into athletics and the university and benefits ALL students and athletes.

    And football players have some perks that other students don't, such as 'training tables' (these were free meals at OSU that were >>> normal cafeteria food).

    Like it or hate it these kids ARE a part of universities. They DO get benefits for their abilities. Until you sever out football programs from the universities and make them club teams, I don't get the whole 'so much money is made by the program = players should get paid' argument.

    Maybe it is just me?
     
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    I didn't get to finish my entire thought on this subject earlier. Most of the responses on here seem to be coming from the outside looking in. I was a collegiate athlete so here's my opinion. First, training tables don't exist anymore. Neither do athletic dorms. College athletes eat at the same cafeteria and stay in the same dorms as every other college student. Secondly, there is absolutely nothing free about your scholarship. I repeat - THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FREE ABOUT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP! You work your ass off as a college athlete, especially in football. My frosh year consisted of the following schedule:

    5:20 am - Wake up
    6:00 am - Morning workout session (Monday-Thursday)
    7:15-7:30 am - Arrive back at dorm and get dressed for class
    8:00 am-1:00 pm -Attend classes and grab lunch somewhere in-between
    2:00-3:00 pm - Meetings
    3:15-5:00 pm - Practice
    5:30-6:45 pm - Dinner
    7:00-9:00 pm - Study Hall

    And then you get to wake up and do it again! Also, let's be real about this. These are 18-22 year old young adults. There's lots of pretty girls around. Sometimes you may meet a pretty young lady and want to take her on a nice date. Problem is you're flat broke. Hell, you may want to have some fun and blow off some steam by drinking wayyyy too much one night. It's college! Problem is you're flat ass broke. That's where all the problems come in at. These guys just simply get tired of walking around flat broke. It's college. Athletes want to enjoy the entire experience just like everyone else. Truth be told, after I blew my ACL out and stopped playing football, I enjoyed the college experience even more. I was actually enjoyable. I worked, made money, went to class, wasn't too dog ass tired to do my homework, and actually had time to soak the whole experience up.

    I also feel that not all athletes in all sports should be paid. Women's tennis shouldn't be paid. Men's lacrosse shouldn't. Swimmers and soccer players shouldn't either. I know about the whold Title IX deal, so save that argument. My opinion isn't based off of fairness. If the sport generates absurd amounts of revenues, then the players should get a piece of that too.
     

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